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Old 06-10-2007, 10:01 PM   #121
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I still remember watching the USGP two years ago when there was that protest. When the cars went into the pits I was so confused—I was like: "WTF is going on?!"
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:47 PM   #122
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I still remember watching the USGP two years ago when there was that protest. When the cars went into the pits I was so confused—I was like: "WTF is going on?!"
It was more confusing in the stands. But, receiving a complete refund from Michelin was très sucré.

And it was history, albeit bizzaro history.
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What.....a......race
Kubica, luckily, appears only to have sprained an ankle and may actually race at Indy.

Haven't they neutered the last corner at Indianapolis due to the speeds being too great? I thought they were sticking a chicane in before the front straight because of the numerous dangerous crashes there.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:08 AM   #124
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I thought the chicane was put in like two years ago?


That was a very good race, and hence why I always enjoy the Montreal race. Never boring.

However, I set my alarm for 2:50am, and as I was waiting for it to start I dozed off for forty minutes!!!!!!! So I missed Kubica's crash by about five minutes, which was very frustrating.

Kudos to Hamilton, he is the real deal, and scarily far, far, far better than Hiekki Kovalanien. Renault's demise has been sad because I am a huge fan of Fisi.

Seeing Massa go down was awesome .

Now Webber was going incredibly well in 2nd/3rd and would have got a podium, finally, and I was stoked. But oh no, they stuff up the pit stop, bad timing and WHAM! he's down to ninth. Very unlucky.

No one has mentioned Wurz, either! He came from 19th on the grid to finish 3rd! And Heidfeld!
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:27 PM   #125
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Regarding Indianapolis, I think the circuit layout is still the same as it's always been with the last chicane being at turns 8, 9, and 10.

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:06 AM   #126
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Very spectacular race in Canada it was indeed

Happy for Kubica. He was so lucky. Not so lucky were lots of other guys including Massa, Fisi.

Alonso must feel awful now with all the mistakes he made in the race. Spent lots of time in the grass too like he was turning his car in an extreme version of a lawnmower. Hamilton is totally outshining poor little Alonso...
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You know what'd be interesting? If Schumacher hadn't retired this year. Schuey vs Hammy...
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I still remember watching the USGP two years ago when there was that protest. When the cars went into the pits I was so confused—I was like: "WTF is going on?!"
Yeah! I woke up to "and Tiago Monteiro finishes in third place!" and I was like, wow that's awesome! Must have been an action-packed race if he finished third! And then I see another Jordan and two Minardi's crossing the line...

Whatever happened to Monteiro? He finished all but one GP I think. He had some talent.
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Awww... Alonso is getting shitty because he is jealous... everyone say awwwwww....
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You know what'd be interesting? If Schumacher hadn't retired this year. Schuey vs Hammy...
I've been thinking the same thing all week!

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I will be just left of the number six there tomorrow.
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^^Lucky devil!

It should be interesting to see how Ferrari will handle the McLarens. I predict Hammy coming through victorious again with a very good battle with his teammate. I think perhaps the pressure has got to Alonso and tomorrow will be quite the test for him.
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Hamdog is on pole.

You know what I was doing the other day? Playing F1 '97 on my Nintendo 64. I chose Trulli - in a Minardi at the time -, qualified 8th and won the race at Catalunya.
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Hamdog is on pole.

You know what I was doing the other day? Playing F1 '97 on my Nintendo 64. I chose Trulli - in a Minardi at the time -, qualified 8th and won the race at Catalunya.
damn you're good!




An yet another win for Hamilton. He just keeps winning that guy.

Michael Schumacher versus Lewis Hamilton.. Now there's something I wanna see
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Arrogant F-1 should hit road out of Indy

In a way, this has become an unhealthy, abusive relationship between Formula One and Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- and, to an extent, the money-hungry city of Indianapolis.

The worse F-1 treats everybody, the more disrespectful they become, and the more IMS and the city beg for their love and attention.

It's sad.

It's pathetic.

And it's got to end the moment today's glorified, high-tech parade lap through and around the Speedway is finished.
This is the last year of the F-1/IMS contract, and it's said Tony George and Bernie "The British Warhol'' Ecclestone are preparing to sit down to talk about the future.
I've got advice for George.
Learn how to say "Bite me'' in all the languages of today's F-1 drivers.

Did you catch Ecclestone's most recent comments? He said F-1 in the U.S. is "not vital'' to the series. "There are bigger markets for us (in) other parts of the world,'' he told the Daily Express of England. "We could be in India soon instead of the United States. We don't have a lot of sponsors from the U.S., no American teams and only one driver.''
OK, so all of that is true.
But is that any way to treat your host?
That's like somebody spending the weekend in your home, then telling the world, "We were hoping for reservations in a better neighborhood. The food is average and the house smells like mothballs.''
Nice, Bernie.
Nice, and all-too-typical of Formula One, which has treated the most storied track in the world and the people of Indianapolis like a giant doormat.
It's a wonder they haven't covered the yard of bricks yet with some advertising signage from Vodafone.
They are the Guests From Hell. And it's time for them to leave.
In 2002, they came in here and contrived that bogus finish, where Michael Schumacher, the clear leader, slowed down and let his teammate, Rubens Barrichello, pass him for the victory. It was as scripted as pro wrestling.
In 2005, F-1 pulled off a stunt that should have earned them eternal banishment from IMS. That was the year of the Great Michelin Exodus, and while F-1 tried to make good with the people who got stood up there, they still ripped off thousands of visitors who had spent their hard-earned dollars to come in from other states and countries.
It's a pattern of abuse and arrogance, and Indianapolis should no longer let itself be bought off by these clowns.

Let me mention something to F-1: Nobody outside of Indy cares about this race. And the truth is, very few inside of Indy care about this race. If you want to sell F-1 to America, you need all the publicity you can get. They want to make us beg? Hey, Ecclestone should be in my driveway right now, waxing down the Subaru Dentmobile.

They are rude, inconsiderate guests who don't care about you or me or anybody but themselves, and when this is done, they should feel free to take a left turn, and a right, and another left turn right out of our lives.
Our local sports writer is clearly not a fan. He does have a few points however. Twice, in one decade, the sport has just took a massive dump on the most historic speedway in the world. In addition, Bernie is a tool with no equal. Just once, I would clearly love to see someone, anyone, tell him where to stick it.

Hope they come back however.
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Well personally I think he has a point about Indy. There isn't a great deal about the F1s, it's all about the 500.


Plus the races they have put on recently haven't been all too blood-pumping have they?
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